Owl Experience at Rushcliffe
Bob Morley from Risley recently visited the school with three of his owls. Over 50 pupils took part in the owl experience where Bob talked about each bird, it’s habitat and it’s characteristics. He also allowed the birds to fly free in the sports hall.
The pupils were fascinated and most students were given the opportunity to catch them and hold them. It was lovely to see our less confident pupils taking part.
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An exciting new Partnership between Trent Academies Group and Spencer Academies Trust
Chair – TAG
When Phil Crompton, our current CEO, made the decision to retire, the Board determined that the best way to build on the legacy of TAG was to add more capacity to the Trust. We wanted to find a partner, who had the same values, ethos and commitment to excellence as TAG. In Spencer Academies Trust (SAT), we believe we have found not only that, but also a Trust that has huge ambitions for its future. It has undergone significant change itself over the past 18 months to ensure that it remains one of the leading Trusts in the region.
All schools in the group will have a valuable role to play and the support of SAT, with a track record of high standards and performance improvement, will ensure that we too build on the current strengths of Arnold Hill and Farnborough Academies. Rushcliffe particularly will have a key role to play across the enlarged group.
I would like to again thank Phil Crompton for his continued commitment to TAG. He will remain in role until his retirement at the end of the summer term. Paul West, the current CEO of SAT, will take on an advisory supporting role during this period.
We look forward to concluding the formalities over the next few months and anticipate that the full merger will take place on the 1st Sept 2018 when Paul West will become the CEO of the enlarged Trust.
I look forward to an exciting new future for both our students and employees.
The press release on the merger of The Spencer Academies Trust and Trent Academies Group can be found here:'Spencer Academies Trust and Trent Academies Group agree partnership'
A copy of the letter sent to Rushcliffe parents today can be found here.
'Respecting Difference' enrichment
On Thursday 25th January, pupils in years 7-11 engaged in the third enrichment session this year. Enrichment sessions are an opportunity for pupils to explore topics and areas that aren’t necessarily covered in the main curriculum. On Thursday the topic was ‘Respecting Difference’. Pupils explored the importance of mutual respect and equality and diversity with a specific focus on the LGBT community.
Fun and Games at Epperstone Court!
20 Year 9 Rushcliffe students did us proud on Wednesday when they visited West Bridgford’s Epperstone Court Care Home for an afternoon of fun, games and friendly banter with the residents. Their behaviour was impeccable – polite, friendly and helpful – and they certainly lifted the spirits of all the residents, many of whom commented on how much they had enjoyed their afternoon. Whether it was darts, giant connect or more cerebral cribbage, it was a definite 10 out of 10 from everyone involved!